Armstrong Marine, Port Angeles, Wash., recently delivered the 40'x15.6' high tunnel aluminum catamaran tour boat Mirai to Honolulu-based Hawaii Experiences.

Designed by Armstrong, the new 49-passenger boat is powered by four Evinrude G-2 E-TEC outboards, packing a total of 1,000 hp, and governed by E-TEC controls. The power package gives the new tour boat a running speed of 47 mph. The steering system is by Sea Star. Other features include two heads, a Garmin electronics package, and a three-person crew. The catamaran is USCG certified, Subchapter T.

“Our clients are so happy they ordered a second boat,” said Capt. Charlie Crane, commercial sales, Armstrong Marine. “The 40-foot high tunnel cat is perfect for viewing sea life and snorkeling. Set up with a serving station for some cold drinks.”

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.